Lookout Housing and Health Society now provides service in 11 communities across the lower mainland because each community needs shelters, affordable housing and emergency support services. Every community in Canada has a homeless population; in some cases homelessness is hidden (couch-surfing, sleeping in cars) or highly visible (in shop doorways or in public parks). Most homeless individuals try to stay in their own neighbourhoods where they feel safe and have friends. We believe helping people help themselves is essential in addressing homelessness and all the issues that surround it. Meeting people where they are at physically and emotionally is key to an individual future success.